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What is the Samurais Program?
7-9 year olds are what most people consider “the golden age.” They are proficient in their vocabulary and problem-solving skills, yet they are not at the age where they want complete independence from adults. This makes the teacher-student relationship stronger than ever. The problem is that they still lack core skills, and although they are highly intelligent, they often struggle to keep up with students ages 10 and up. The solution is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that adapts to their adventurous attitude and youthful nature while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. Our structured program introducing core skill-based training in Martial Arts has proven to be very successful.
Here’s how the program works
By understanding the stages of development of 7 to 9-year olds, we selected 8 age-appropriate skills that make up the Samurais Program: Front Kick, Side Kick, Round Kick, Technique, Courage, Intensity, Perseverance and Concentration. We cover one of the above skills per class. During each class we run a warm-up, deliver a mat chat about the skill, run two or three skill-building drills and then we have them demonstrate the skill to earn their skill-stripe. Students must earn 8 skill-stripes in order to graduate to the next belt level.
Atlanta Kick’s instructors are by far the best and most dedicated group of people we’ve been engaged with. I can without hesitation attest that every employee at Atlanta Kick is genuinely interested in your child’s progress. They go beyond the call of duty to teach, mentor, and motivate their students with individualized attention. Our daughter is disciplined, organized, highly motivated, and very competitive!!! All those qualities translate perfectly into the real world.Ron Aube